Day 5, Nye Vemorkfoss, Bakveien and Nedre Svingfoss

The snow stopped today and the temperatures dropped a bit more to give some really nice cold dry conditions and views of the hills and forests covered in fresh snow. We wanted some mileage on routes we thought would be cleared of snow or steep enough to shed it, both our teams climbed a WI5 called Nye Vemorkfoss which was great and then abbed off. Derek, Pete and myself then did the brilliant Bakveien, the hidden pitch was complete and the route in good but thin condition, very Scottish in character… Mark and Avi headed to Nedre Svingfoss which was also good and cleared of snow after many ascents.

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Mark Rock Climbing Course

‘Having spend three days in the mountains with Paddy I’ve got to say he’s the best guide I’ve ever worked with. Everything was pitched perfectly for my individual level - the choice of climbs, the balance between learning and mileage on the crag, all suited my level of experience. In three days I went from never having climbed trad to leading VD, seconding HVS+ and ticking off a classic mountain route, all thanks to Paddy’s professionalism and enthusiasm. Can’t wait to get out there again!’